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Standing Rock is Everywhere: a talk with Emma Robbins (Nov 7- Medford MA)

  • Tufts University Miner Hall, Room 112 419 Boston Ave Medford, MA (map)

The first talk in Tufts Indigenous Speaker Series, Standing Rock is Everywhere will discuss how events like this are not the end, but yet the beginning. The idea of is that the struggle and the fight continues, in all areas of the world and that there are many different types of issues that we face and must battle. Sometimes huge movements are born from what seems to be a so-called defeat.

Emma Robbins is an artist, activist, and environmentalist originally from the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She completed her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied Contemporary and Modern Latin American Art in Argentina. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and the Rez, with her dog Cindy Sherman, where she works as a director for a human rights organization that provides people on the reservation with clean, running water. Her recent projects including working with groups in LA to help abolish Columbus Day and to change it to Indigenous Peoples' Day and to push the city to divest from crooked banks linked to DAPL. She is also currently continuing to make art and spread awareness surrounding the struggles, fights and revolutions in different Indigenous communities throughout the world. 

*This event is generously co-sponsored by Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine, who will draw connections to the ongoing water crisis in Palestine.